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A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition schedule: 2019-2020

Phase One

Teams will submit two-page descriptions of their projects by the October 31, 2019, deadline. Regional experts will choose the top 20 project abstracts to continue in the competition. Those teams will each receive $1,000 to develop their projects and cover their expenses.

Phase Two

The 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two will work on their project reports for the final submission deadline of March 31, 2020. Projects will be presented and judged and winners will be announced during the Phase Two judging event on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Phase One – open enrollment begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Phase One – open enrollment closes 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019
Top 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two Last week of November
Phase Two – $1,000 participation grants distributed Early December
Phase Two – final project submission due 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Phase Two judging event – projects presented; winners announced

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saginaw Valley State
University (Gilbertson Hall
Atrium/Alan W. Ott